Homelessness

Homelessness is a real problem in communities across the Commonwealth — a problem that increasingly involves not only individuals but entire families. On any given day, 16,200 Pennsylvanians are known to be homeless. During one school year, school districts around the state provide services to approximately 13,000 homeless children.  

The issues of affordable housing and homelessness are intricately connected. While circumstantial factors vary, homelessness occurs when people or households are unable to acquire and/or maintain housing they can afford. The chief cause of homelessness in the United States is the scarcity of affordable homes. 

The Housing Alliance has also organized the Homeless Providers Network, a subcommittee of service providers and advocates to develop and focus more resources on the growing issue of homelessness.

News for Homelessness

PA Housing Trust Fund Bill Gains Early Support

Additional funding from Realty Transfer Tax would expand affordable housing statewide.
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Counting the city's homeless

300 volunteers coordinated by Project HOME hit the streets to count the city's homeless.
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Making the Connections Between Housing and Health

Poor housing conditions increase the risk of severe health problems and disability by up to 25 percent.
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Dedicated funding for state housing trust fund back on the table

Bipartisan struggle to "Fund the Fund" continues as new legislative session begins.
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